JULY 2014
Please call the Registration Line at 626.821.4623; Pre-registration is required for some classes and preferred for all.
Garden admission is included when you register for a class.
ART WORKSHOP
June 23-August 11
9:30-11:30am; Oak Room
$40 Arboretum members; $45 non-members (includes garden admission)
This is a self-directed workshop (no official instructor) that provides a supportive, encouraging environment for those who wish to pursue their artistic endeavors in watercolor, graphite, pastels, etc. Both beginning and experienced artists are welcome. It is a wonderful opportunity to develop at your own speed in your own media while being in the company of those with similar interests.
IKEBANA: BASIC & ADVANCED
June 6-August 1 (no class July 4)
Fridays, Basic & Advanced, 9:30-11:30am
Bamboo Room
Yumiko Kikkawa, Instructor
$72 Arboretum members; $87 non-members;(includes garden admission) $40 materials fee payable directly to instructor
Learn about Japanese cultural traditions in these popular workshops while practicing the techniques of Moribana, Heika and landscape arrangements. Individual instruction is given to beginning through advanced students.
BOTANICAL ART & ILLUSTRATION
Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22
10am-2pm;Oak Room
$275 members; $295 non-members (includes admission)
Instructor: Cristina Baltayian

These classes will be exploring color pencil, graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor on various papers, vellum and other surfaces. The emphasis will be on plant observation, drawing, composition, color theory and matching, and medium techniques. All levels of experience are welcome, and participants will find a very high degree of personalized attention.
In conjunction with the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, students will be studying and portraying many of the Arboretum plant introductions from the last 50 years. The goal is to build a collection of paintings that will celebrate and document the invaluable contribution of the Los Angeles Arboretum to the state of California.
Class participation is limited to a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 12.
AUGUST 2014
Please call the Registration Line at 626.821.4623; Pre-registration is required for some classes and preferred for all.
Garden admission is included when you register for a class.
HYPERTUFA POT WORKSHOP
Saturday, August 2
10am – noon
Ayres Hall & Driveway
$30 members; $35 non-members (includes admission)
Instructor: Steve Gerischer

Pre-registration required; please call Class Registration at 626.821.4623
Hypertufa is an artificial medium with absorbent properties similar to tufa rock. It is lighter than regular concrete, and will not be damaged by freezing after it is completely cured. Hypertufa, a mixture of cement, coir peat and pearlite molded to resemble tufa or crumbling granite, is a fun process for creating “instant antiquities” for the garden. You will start with a small bowl or trough to learn the techniques so you can make larger pieces at home with confidence. All materials are provided. Be ready to get dirty and have fun; bring water and wear a hat.
BOTANICAL ART & ILLUSTRATION
4 Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19, 26
10am-2pm/Oak Room
$275 Arboretum members; $295 non-members (includes garden admission)
Instructor: Cristina Baltayian

These classes will be exploring color pencil, graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor on various papers, vellum and other surfaces. The emphasis will be on plant observation, drawing, composition, color theory and matching, and medium techniques. All levels of experience are welcome, and participants will find a very high degree of personalized attention.
In conjunction with the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, students will be studying and portraying many of the Arboretum plant introductions from the last 50 years. The goal is to build a collection of paintings that will celebrate and document the invaluable contribution of the Los Angeles Arboretum to the state of California.
Class participation is limited to a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 12.
ART WORKSHOP
August 18-October 6
9:30-11:30am; Oak Room
$40 Arboretum members; $45 non-members (includes garden admission) This is a self-directed workshop (no official instructor) that provides a supportive, encouraging environment for those who wish to pursue their artistic endeavors in watercolor, graphite, pastels, etc. Both beginning and experienced artists are welcome. It is a wonderful opportunity to develop at your own speed in your own media while being in the company of those with similar interests.
SEPTEMBER 2014
Please call the Registration Line at 626.821.4623; Pre-registration is required for some classes and preferred for all.
Garden admission is included when you register for a class.
BOTANICAL ART & ILLUSTRATION
4 Tuesdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30
10am-2pm/Oak Room
$275 members; $295 non-members (includes admission)
Instructor: Cristina Baltayian

These classes will be exploring color pencil, graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor on various papers, vellum and other surfaces. The emphasis will be on plant observation, drawing, composition, color theory and matching, and medium techniques. All levels of experience are welcome, and participants will find a very high degree of personalized attention.
In conjunction with the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, students will be studying and portraying many of the Arboretum plant introductions from the last 50 years. The goal is to build a collection of paintings that will celebrate and document the invaluable contribution of the Los Angeles Arboretum to the state of California.
Class participation is limited to a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 12.
IKEBANA: BASIC & ADVANCED
Fall: September 12-October 31
Winter: January 9-February 27
Fridays, Basic & Advanced, 9:30-11:30am
Bamboo Room
$72 Arboretum members; $87 non-members;(includes garden admission) $40 materials fee payable directly to instructor
Instructor: Yumiko Kikkawa

Learn about Japanese cultural traditions in these popular workshops while practicing the techniques of Moribana, Heika and landscape arrangements. Individual instruction is given to beginning through advanced students.
Seeing is the Seed: Writing at the Arboretum
Sunday, September 28
10am-12noon; Oak Room
$30 members; $35 non-members per class (includes admission)
OR
$100 members; $130 non-members for all four classes (includes admission)
Pre-registration preferred; please call Class Registration line at 626.821.4623.

This is the Arboretum’s writing workshop, which began in January 2014. Our second season will begin on Sunday, September 28.
We are a group of people exploring the forms, content, and themes of nonfiction writing about the natural world, travel, food, gardens (you name it) and how it relates to personal experience to be wrestled with and brought to the page. We are curious people — chefs, gardeners, veterinarians, novelists, lovers of landscape and geography — and would love for you to join us. Writing experience is not necessary, nor is it necessary for you to have attended previous sessions of this workshop. We sometimes have short writing exercises in class, and optional assignments. This is a no-pressure environment.
Paula Panich is a Los Angeles-based food and garden writer who has contributed to The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Gastronomica and other publications. She is author of Cultivating Words: The Guide to Writing about the Plants and Gardens You Love, and other books. Her latest, The Cook, the Landlord, the Countess and Her Lover, is a collection of memoir-ish culinary essays (www.theliterarygardener.com).
September 28
Storytelling: The Feeling of Life in Process
What makes something worth reading?
OCTOBER 2014
Please call the Registration Line at 626.821.4623; Pre-registration is required for some classes and preferred for all.
Garden admission is included when you register for a class.
BOTANICAL ART & ILLUSTRATION
No classes in October
ART WORKSHOP PRESENTS AN ART SHOW
Saturday and Sunday, October 11 & 12
9am-4:00pm; Oak Room
Don’t miss the annual art show produced by all the artists that attend classes on Mondays at the Arboretum. The variety of mediums ranges from graphite, watercolor, colored pencil and oils with the subject matter just as varied. The Art Show is free with admission.
GARDEN NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
Saturday, October 11; 7:30pm-9:30pm
$30 members; $35 non-members (includes admission)
Session Leader: Frank McDonough, botanist and photographer

Meet outside the Main Entrance – then visit the Arboretum gardens near the Entrance Rotunda, Peacock Cafe, Bauer Lawn & Fountain areas, Cactus and Succulent Garden and Madagascar Exhibit area.
Pre-registration required; Please call the Class Registration line at 626.821.4623; classes are non-refundable.
Join us for the Arboretum’s series “Garden Night Photography Group Session“! Night offers unique photographic opportunities in the garden so come join us for this special session. Share your night photography techniques with other photographers.
Special emphasis will be placed on the ‘Painting with Light‘ technique, so bring your ‘big gun’ flashlights.
Equipment Information:
–Headlamps are mandatory. For safety reasons, if you do not have a headlamp, you will not be permitted to attend. You may purchase inexpensive headlamps at Harbor Freight and Home Depot.
–Recommended: Battery powered high illumination lights/flashlights, laser pointers, tripod, and a DSLR camera capable of long exposure times.
About the Session Leader: Besides doling out plant advice here, Arboretum Botanical Information Consultant Frank McDonough photographs the Arboretum on a regular basis. His work can be seen on the L.A. County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens Facebook page, the Arboretum tumblr site, and throughout the Arboretum’s web site.
ART WORKSHOP
October 13-December 1
9:30-11:30am; Oak Room
$40 Arboretum members; $45 non-members (includes garden admission)
This is a self-directed workshop (no official instructor) that provides a supportive, encouraging environment for those who wish to pursue their artistic endeavors in watercolor, graphite, pastels, etc. Both beginning and experienced artists are welcome. It is a wonderful opportunity to develop at your own speed in your own media while being in the company of those with similar interests.
Seeing is the Seed: Writing at the Arboretum
Sunday, October 26
10am-12noon; Oak Room
$30 members; $35 non-members per class (includes admission)
OR
$100 members; $130 non-members for all four classes (includes admission)
Pre-registration preferred; please call Class Registration line at 626.821.4623.

This is the Arboretum’s writing workshop, which began in January 2014. Our second season will begin on Sunday, September 28.
We are a group of people exploring the forms, content, and themes of nonfiction writing about the natural world, travel, food, gardens (you name it) and how it relates to personal experience to be wrestled with and brought to the page. We are curious people — chefs, gardeners, veterinarians, novelists, lovers of landscape and geography — and would love for you to join us. Writing experience is not necessary, nor is it necessary for you to have attended previous sessions of this workshop. We sometimes have short writing exercises in class, and optional assignments. This is a no-pressure environment.
Paula Panich is a Los Angeles-based food and garden writer who has contributed to the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Gastronomica and other publications. She is author of Cultivating Words: The Guide to Writing about the Plants and Gardens You Love, and other books. Her latest, The Cook, the Landlord, the Countess and Her Lover, is a collection of memoir-ish culinary essays (www.theliterarygardener.com).
October 26
Making it Up, or Not: Where’s the Line in Nonfiction? (Ever heard of Bruce Chatwin?)
NOVEMBER 2014
Please call the Registration Line at 626.821.4623; Pre-registration is required for some classes and preferred for all.
Garden admission is included when you register for a class.
BOTANICAL ART & ILLUSTRATION
4 Tuesdays, November 4, 11, 18, 25
10am-2pm; Oak Room
$275 members; $295 non-members (includes admission)
Instructor: Cristina Baltayian, instructor

These classes will be exploring color pencil, graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor on various papers, vellum and other surfaces. The emphasis will be on plant observation, drawing, composition, color theory and matching, and medium techniques. All levels of experience are welcome, and participants will find a very high degree of personalized attention.
In conjunction with the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, students will be studying and portraying many of the Arboretum plant introductions from the last 50 years. The goal is to build a collection of paintings that will celebrate and document the invaluable contribution of the Los Angeles Arboretum to the state of California.
Class participation is limited to a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 12.
GARDEN NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
Saturday, November 22;7-9pm
$30 members; $35 non-members (includes admission)
Session Leader: Frank McDonough, botanist and photographer

Meet outside the Main Entrance – then visit the Arboretum gardens near the Entrance Rotunda, Peacock Cafe, Bauer Lawn & Fountain areas, Cactus and Succulent Garden and Madagascar Exhibit area.
Pre-registration required; Please call the Class Registration line at 626.821.4623; classes are non-refundable.
Join us for the Arboretum’s series “Garden Night Photography Group Session“! Night offers unique photographic opportunities in the garden so come join us for this special session. Share your night photography techniques with other photographers.
Special emphasis will be placed on the ‘Painting with Light‘ technique, so bring your ‘big gun’ flashlights.
Equipment Information:
–Headlamps are mandatory. For safety reasons, if you do not have a headlamp, you will not be permitted to attend. You may purchase inexpensive headlamps at Harbor Freight and Home Depot.
–Recommended: Battery powered high illumination lights/flashlights, laser pointers, tripod, and a DSLR camera capable of long exposure times.
About the Session Leader: Besides doling out plant advice here, Arboretum Botanical Information Consultant Frank McDonough photographs the Arboretum on a regular basis. His work can be seen on the L.A. County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens Facebook page, the Arboretum tumblr site, and throughout the Arboretum’s web site.
Seeing is the Seed: Writing at the Arboretum
Sunday, November 23
10am-12noon; Oak Room
$30 members; $35 non-members per class (includes admission)
OR
$100 members; $130 non-members for all four classes (includes admission)
Pre-registration preferred; please call Class Registration line at 626.821.4623.

This is the Arboretum’s writing workshop, which began in January 2014. Our second season will begin on Sunday, September 28.
We are a group of people exploring the forms, content, and themes of nonfiction writing about the natural world, travel, food, gardens (you name it) and how it relates to personal experience to be wrestled with and brought to the page. We are curious people — chefs, gardeners, veterinarians, novelists, lovers of landscape and geography — and would love for you to join us. Writing experience is not necessary, nor is it necessary for you to have attended previous sessions of this workshop. We sometimes have short writing exercises in class, and optional assignments. This is a no-pressure environment.
Paula Panich is a Los Angeles-based food and garden writer who has contributed to the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Gastronomica and other publications. She is author of Cultivating Words: The Guide to Writing about the Plants and Gardens You Love, and other books. Her latest, The Cook, the Landlord, the Countess and Her Lover, is a collection of memoir-ish culinary essays (www.theliterarygardener.com).
November 23
Art and Fear
If you think any writer or artist is free of it, think again.
DECEMBER 2014
Please call the Registration Line at 626.821.4623; Pre-registration is required for some classes and preferred for all.
Garden admission is included when you register for a class.
BOTANICAL ART & ILLUSTRATION
4 Tuesdays, December 2, 9, 16, 23
10am-2pm;Oak Room
$275 members; $295 non-members (includes admission)
Instructor: Cristina Baltayian

These classes will be exploring color pencil, graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor on various papers, vellum and other surfaces. The emphasis will be on plant observation, drawing, composition, color theory and matching, and medium techniques. All levels of experience are welcome, and participants will find a very high degree of personalized attention.
In conjunction with the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, students will be studying and portraying many of the Arboretum plant introductions from the last 50 years. The goal is to build a collection of paintings that will celebrate and document the invaluable contribution of the Los Angeles Arboretum to the state of California.
Class participation is limited to a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 12.
Seeing is the Seed: Writing at the Arboretum
Sunday, December 7
10am-12noon; Oak Room
$30 members; $35 non-members per class (includes admission)
OR
$100 members; $130 non-members for all four classes (includes admission)
Pre-registration preferred; please call Class Registration line at 626.821.4623.

This is the Arboretum’s writing workshop, which began in January 2014. Our second season will begin on Sunday, September 28.
We are a group of people exploring the forms, content, and themes of nonfiction writing about the natural world, travel, food, gardens (you name it) and how it relates to personal experience to be wrestled with and brought to the page. We are curious people — chefs, gardeners, veterinarians, novelists, lovers of landscape and geography — and would love for you to join us. Writing experience is not necessary, nor is it necessary for you to have attended previous sessions of this workshop. We sometimes have short writing exercises in class, and optional assignments. This is a no-pressure environment.
Paula Panich is a Los Angeles-based food and garden writer who has contributed to the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Gastronomica and other publications. She is author of Cultivating Words: The Guide to Writing about the Plants and Gardens You Love, and other books. Her latest, The Cook, the Landlord, the Countess and Her Lover, is a collection of memoir-ish culinary essays (www.theliterarygardener.com).
December 7
The Sound of Beautiful Language
A potluck holiday brunch, and the sounds of a Welsh poet. What can it mean to a nonfiction writer to tune up with poetry?
ART WORKSHOP
December 8-January 26, 2015
9:30-11:30am; Oak Room
$40 members; $45 non-members (includes admission)
This is a self-directed workshop (no official instructor) that provides a supportive, encouraging environment for those who wish to pursue their artistic endeavors in watercolor, graphite, pastels, etc. Both beginning and experienced artists are welcome. It is a wonderful opportunity to develop at your own speed in your own media while being in the company of those with similar interests.

MAKE AN OLD-FASHIONED WREATH!
Tuesday, December 9
10am–Noon; Ayres Hall
$35 members; $45 non-members (All materials and admission included.)
Using fresh greens (both the traditional and the unusual) from the Arboretum grounds PLUS an incredible variety of greens from the Flower Mart, make a unique wreath to welcome in the holidays. All wreath materials, frame and wire will be provided. Please bring your own gardening gloves and clippers (and any decorations you may wish to add to your creation). This very special class is a tradition at the Arboretum and very popular, so please register early!

GARDEN NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
Saturday, December 13; 7-9pm
$30 members; $35 non-members (includes admission)
Session Leader: Frank McDonough, botanist and photographer

Meet outside the Main Entrance – then visit the Arboretum gardens near the Entrance Rotunda, Peacock Cafe, Bauer Lawn & Fountain areas, Cactus and Succulent Garden and Madagascar Exhibit area.
Pre-registration required; Please call the Class Registration line at 626.821.4623; classes are non-refundable.
Join us for the Arboretum’s series “Garden Night Photography Group Session“! Night offers unique photographic opportunities in the garden so come join us for this special session. Share your night photography techniques with other photographers.
Special emphasis will be placed on the ‘Painting with Light‘ technique, so bring your ‘big gun’ flashlights.
Equipment Information:
–Headlamps are mandatory. For safety reasons, if you do not have a headlamp, you will not be permitted to attend. You may purchase inexpensive headlamps at Harbor Freight and Home Depot.
–Recommended: Battery powered high illumination lights/flashlights, laser pointers, tripod, and a DSLR camera capable of long exposure times.
About the Session Leader: Besides doling out plant advice here, Arboretum Botanical Information Consultant Frank McDonough photographs the Arboretum on a regular basis. His work can be seen on the L.A. County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens Facebook page, the Arboretum tumblr site, and throughout the Arboretum’s web site.

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